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Economics,Ecology and Indigenous Peoples Perspectives: Talk with Steven Smith (owl)

April 19 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
| 70 Murray St., Room M-313

The BMCC community is invited to meet Steven Smith in person. Mr Smith will talk about ecology in the indigenous community and provide a deep appreciation and understanding of indigenous perspectives on the interdependence and interconnections of economics, ecology and society with a focus on sustainability, responsibility, and environmental and social justice. The discussion will take you through an eyewitness account of environmental disasters and the indigenous peoples response bringing awareness to the urgency of caring for Mother Earth.

Join us in Person in M313, 70 Murray Building


Via Zoom: https://bmcc-cuny.zoom.us/j/85363193130

Meeting ID: 853 6319 3130
Passcode: 871984

All BMCC students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

About the Speaker
Steven SmithSteven smith (owl),
son of William Alfred Smith, Esquire, who spent his early childhood in the Ramapo mountains and grandson of Ira Smith, professor and educator from Hillburn, NY. Steven D. Smith received his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Smith studied Mexican culture and history as a Pacific Rim scholar of the University of California for which he wrote an essay on an afro-mestizo community on the pacific coast of Mexico. Mr. Smith has traveled and lived extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean including Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana and Ecuador. Mr. Smith has taught and lectured on a wide variety of subjects including business law at Virginia Tech, science, technology and law for Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond School of Law, and introductory law for high school students. He has lectured on diverse subjects such as telecommunications policy, trade policy, environmental law, and the human rights of indigenous people. Steven Smith is a member of the California bar and Virginia bar of attorneys. Mr. Smith has assisted Navajo, Tohono O’odham, and Guyanese villagers with major environmental issues in national courts and before Congress and the United Nations. Mr. Smith is currently an advisor to the Ramapough Lenape Nation.

The Economics, Equality and Environment Club is an academic club that aims to increase awareness about sustainability and responsibility on the BMCC campus through panel discussions, field trips, experiential and action learning opportunities of current local and global economic, social and environmental issues that affect life on Earth.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Farias at cfarias@bmcc.cuny.edu or Professor Attar at sattar@bmcc.cuny.edu or Tenzin Sinon at bmcceeeclub@bmcc.cuny.edu.

April 19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Open to:
The BMCC Community


70 Murray St., Room M-313
70 Murray St.
New York, 10007

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